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Liton Das, Bangladeshi, ICC ranking, Sports, Cricket

Staff Reporter Cricket 2022-01-12, 9:30pm

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DHAKA - Following a groundbreaking two-match Test series against New Zealand, Bangladesh got a new superstar in Liton Das, who

finally proved his worth in batting.

  He ended the series with 196 runs, including a century and a half-century
as Bangladesh drew the series 1-1, something no Asian team could do on New
Zealand soil since 2010.

  Liton's 86-run in the first innings of first Test proved to be decisive as
Bangladesh won the match by eight wickets, which was their first win in New
Zealand, of 33 matches across three formats.

  However, Liton's 102-run in the second Test went in vain as Bangladesh lost
the match by an innings and 117-run to be left satisfied with a draw.

   Nevertheless, his effort saw him up 17 places to a career-best 15th
position. It made him the top ranked Bangladeshi batter at this moment.
Mushfiqur who lost three places to be at 25th in rankings is now the second
best Bangladeshi player.

  Test captain Mominul Haque (up eight places to 37th) and Najmul Hossain (up
21 places to 87th) have also made notable progress among Bangladeshi batters.

  Fast bowler Ebadot Hossain has progressed 17 places to 88th with nine
wickets in the series. Ebadot's six for 46 was instrumental in winning the
first Test.

  At the end of the series, New Zealand and Bangladesh were on sixth and
seventh positions, respectively, in the World Test Championship (WTC) Points Table.BSS